Print Your Own Schedule of Events – updated 2/11/2014
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
9:00am – Race Headquarters opens at the YMCA. Headquarters will be open to the public every day from 9am until 9pm. Displays, Information, merchandise, souvenirs, videos, and Silent Auction. Click here to view a map for the YMCA.
Silent Auction (at the YMCA ) begins Wednesday, February 11th and will run from 9am to ???? daily, closing at noon on Sunday. Winners to be notified immediately following auction closing.
Headquarters phone number is 906-361-0479
Headquarters communication center will be open 24 hours, Fri. Feb 13 through Sunday Feb. 15, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
6:00pm – Pre–Race Banquet and Bib Draw - Watch to see who is first out of the chute for both races. Tickets available at Headquarters or at the door.
The musher banquet will be held at the YMCA at 6:00pm and is open to the public. Mushers are required to attend as their bib numbers will be handed out. (This is the order mushers will leave the chute). All mushers receive one banquet ticket with registration. Additional tickets will be available at the door, or can be purchased in the merchandise room at the YMCA Come join us to see who is first out of the chute for both races.
9:00am – Vet Check for all teams at the Riverside Auto parking lot. Don’t miss seeing the real athletes of this race receive a pre-race exam by race veterinarians.
10:00am-2:00pm – UP200 Musher’s Brunch, downtown at Marquette Commons on S. Third Street (down the hill from the Post Office). Sponsored by the Mining Journal.
Noon – 2 pm – Midnight Run Chili Fest, Public Service Garage
(sponsored by Public Service Garage and Wendy’s)
6:30pm – Opening Ceremony for the 25th anniversary of the UP200, Midnight Run Come join Walt Lindala and Frida Waara in welcoming our sponsors, representatives and spectators to the Race and join the Marine Corps League Color Guard in displaying our flag with pride. The Marquette Male Chorus will give a special performance – not to be missed!
Both the UP200 and the Midnight Run start in downtown Marquette in front of The Mining Journal.
Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be hosting a warm up party at the Commons Building on S. Third Street. Hot chocolate and coffee will be available. Local musicians Jim and Ray will also be playing.
8:00pm – Midnight Run START
Chatham MNR Checkpoint: The Midnight Run teams will arrive at the Chatham Checkpoint sometime after midnight. Here they will take a mandatory 5-hour layover before starting back to Marquette along the same trail. The public is welcome at this checkpoint, located at the MSU Agricultural Station. Food will be available and it’s a great place to see the Midnight Run teams! Teams will begin leaving Chatham around 5:00am to race back to Marquette.
On the UP200 Trail: the UP200 mushers will have the option of taking a rest at the new Slapneck Slop Stop, located between Chatham and Wetmore. Here they can give their dogs water and a rest if needed. This rest stop is along the trail and is not accessible to the public.
12:30am (approximately) – UP200 Mushers start arriving at Hiawatha Log Homes in Wetmore for a layover. This is also an unassisted checkpoint up bound and is a unique opportunity to see Mushers tend to their dogs by themselves. Hiawatha Log Homes is 3 miles east of Munising on M-28. Between Chatham and Wetmore, the teams must accumulate 4 hours of rest before leaving Wetmore for Grand Marais. Teams will begin leaving Wetmore around 5:00am to head for the Grand Marais checkpoint.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
10:00am – Jack Pine 30 Race begins at Larry’s Family Foods in Gwinn The Jack Pine 30 Sled Dog Race starts and finishes in Gwinn, Michigan, with the traditional start at Larry’s Family Foods. The finish line will be at the First Baptist Church of Gwinn, located on North Billings Street.
8:30am (approximately) – Cheer on the Midnight Run Mushers as they cross the Finish Line for the first time at the Lower Harbor, Marquette! Rick Tarsitano will be announcing the mushers as the arrive.
11:00am – Kiwanis Kiddie Mutt Race at Marquette Commons in downtown Marquette. Bring your dog to see if he or she could qualify as a “sled dog.”
All Day in Grand Marais – the UP200 mushers will be arriving at the Grand Marais checkpoint in the late morning and early afternoon. They will begin the return trip to Wetmore in late afternoon and into the evening. This is a great place to see the UP 200 teams up close. Visitors can stroll through the lot and take photographs. Breakfast in the morning. Bake sale, lunch all day, Grand Marais Silent Auction from 10:00am – 5:00pm and UP200 merchandise on sale all day.
4:00pm – Midnight Run Awards Banquet will be held in Marquette at 4pm at the YMCA and is open to the public. Tickets will be available at the door, or can be purchased at the merchandise room at the YMCA (Midnight Run mushers will have received one ticket with their registration).
Sunday, February 15, 2015
12:00pm – 3:00pm – Come see the UP200 mushers finish at the lower harbor in Marquette. Rick Tarsitano will be on hand to announce the mushers as they finish the race.
Silent Auction will be ending at the YMCA at noon. Winners will be notified immediately after.
Monday, February 16, 2015
8:00am – The UP200 awards breakfast will return to the HOLIDAY INN and is also open to the public. UP200 mushers will receive one ticket. Additional tickets will be available at the door.
906-228-3072 (Pat Torreano) or 906-362-3785 (Ron Hewson)
Registration Inquiries: 906-869-2640 (Pam Forsberg)
PO Box 15 • Marquette, Michigan
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